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h_hie_2016a_2016-02-04t13:31:45z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/04/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1047



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt a conceptual amendment to include doctors li

Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1047, as amended, to the Commi


Pass Without Objection

PASS

PASS







01:32 PM -- HB 16-1047



Amanda King, Legislative Council Staff, stated that a research note was prepared for House Bill 16-1047, and explained the research note pilot project. Representative Winter and Representative Buck presented House Bill 16-1047. The bill enacts the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (compact) and authorizes the Governor to enter into the compact on behalf of Colorado. Under the compact, physicians licensed in a member state may obtain an expedited license in other member states, allowing them to practice in Colorado or in another member state. The compact is governed by the Interstate Medical Licensure Commission (interstate commission). The compact outlines the process for obtaining an expedited license, including:



• eligibility requirements;

• the designation of a state of principal licensure;

• the application, issuance, and renewal processes; and

• the fees charged by member states.



The compact allows member states to investigate and discipline physicians, including as part of joint investigations with other member states. The interstate commission is require to maintain a database of all licensed physicians in member states. Member states are required to report certain disciplinary actions and complaints against licensed physicians to the interstate commission. In addition, member states are required to share information about disciplinary actions and complaints at the request of another member state.



The compact becomes effective and binding upon enactment of the compact by at least seven states. The compact outlines the processes for member states to withdraw from the compact voluntarily, or for the interstate commission to terminate the membership of a state that defaults on its obligations under the compact. Representative Winter provided a handout (Attachment A).



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01:39 PM



Representative Winter and Representative Buck answered questions from the committee.



01:42 PM --
Dr. L. Charolette Lippolis, Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout (Attachment B). Dr. Lippolis answered questions from the committee.



160204 AttachB.pdf160204 AttachB.pdf



01:50 PM --
Janet Stephens, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:51 PM --
Pam McManus, Peak Vista Community Health Centers and Colorado Community Health Network, testified in support of the bill. Ms. McManus answered questions from the committee.



01:57 PM --
Dr. Christina Olson, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Olson answered questions from the committee.



02:07 PM --
Ellen Stern, Children's Hospital Colorado, answered questions from the committee.



02:08 PM



Representative Winter commented on the bill.



02:10 PM



Ms. Stern and Dr. Olson answered additional questions from the committee.



02:15 PM



Representative Winter explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C).



160204 AttachC.pdf160204 AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB16-1047
TIME: 02:16:21 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:17 PM



Representative Primavera discussed a conceptual amendment to include physicians licensed under the compact in the Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010. The committee discussed the conceptual amendment.



02:19 PM



Bill Zepernick, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the conceptual amendment.



02:20 PM



Committee discussion about conceptual amendment ensued. Representative Buck and Representative Winter commented on the conceptual amendment.



02:23 PM



Ms. King asked for clarification about the language of the conceptual amendment. The committee further discussed the conceptual amendment.



02:25 PM



Tom Morris, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions about the conceptual amendment. Committee discussion about the conceptual amendment ensued.



02:31 PM



Representative Winter answered additional questions about the bill.



02:32 PM



Dr. Lippolis returned to the table to answer additional questions from the committee.

BILL: HB16-1047
TIME: 02:33:44 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt a conceptual amendment to include doctors licensed under the compact in the Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010. This amendment was withdrawn.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: WITHDRAWN





02:33 PM



Representative McCann recessed the committee.



02:42 PM



Representative McCann called the committee back to order.



02:43 PM



Representative Primavera and Mr. Morris explained amendment L.002 (Attachment D). The committee discussed amendment L.002.



160204 AttachD.pdf160204 AttachD.pdf

BILL: HB16-1047
TIME: 02:44:24 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D). The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Brown
No
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
No
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:47 PM



Representative Winter and Representative Buck made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1047
TIME: 02:49:28 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1047, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS








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